Start Them Young!
Carefully follow the instructions
Make sure it all fits
Time for the smoke test!
I don’t know who the young lady in these photos is but the pictures were just too cute not to include.
OK3 SWL Station
These two photos are very early as indicated by the HQ 129X receiver and “command
set” transmitters still in use. The speaker on top of the HQ129X is the one I still
use today on my TS-
This photo is a little later showing the Collins 75-
The photo to the right is of the station of W5WWU, George Ory, from Garyville Louisiana. George was a friend of my folks and he and I still keep in touch. George built the AM transmitter shown on the right.
The station on the left is that of another of my parent’s good friends, W5FYC, Marcel Valois in Covington, Louisiana.
I’m sure that Johnson Viking on the desk must have done a great job for him back in the mid to late 50s when this was taken.
I have been attempting to contact Marcel but no luck so far. He still resides in Covington so I may have to just drop in on him someday.
Old Ham Station Photos
Most of these are from the W5DQK and W5DRI collections
and date back to the 1950s and 1960s
My Dad, W5DQK SK 2007 My Mom, W5DRI SK 1997
These photos were made around 1957. You can see the B&W 5100 AM transmitter and the
This is a picture of my station taken August 28, 2005, the day before Katrina struck and took down my antennas. I was lucky and had no equipment loss in the shack from the storm.
This shows my dual Drake TR-